Letters to the Editor

Group shouldn’t be excluded from local parade

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I am a Vietnam veteran, retired, live on land homesteaded by my grandfather in 1902 on Lake Pend Oreille — and a member of Sandpoint Indivisible. I am not running around with my “hair on fire,” nor have I seen any other members suffering t...

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Respecting free speech should be included in Fourth parade

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I read with great sadness that the Sandpoint Lions Club has begun censoring participants in its annual Fourth of July parade. According to the club’s president, Judy Dabrowski, the Sandpoint Indivisible organization will not be allowed to p...

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Here we go again with the summer pool

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here we go again.I’ve owned property on Lake Pend Oreille for more than 10 years and my taxes remind me of that every year. Yet, here we are again in the middle of June and the lake is still 2 feet below full pool. It seems to get later and...

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Leave the wild ‘orphans’ alone

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

I would like to acknowledge Dory McIsaac of Mystic Farm Wildlife Rescue in Sagle. I recently received a frantic call from my neighbor regarding an “abandoned fawn” on their property. I assured her that it was not abandoned, I also told her ...

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Many thanks to senator for open house

June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Many thanks to the staff of Senator Jim Risch for holding the open house at Hope Elementary School regarding the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness proposal. I am a strong supporter of this proposal coming to fruition for the betterment of all citi...

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Senator wants to hear from us on issues

June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

In an email from James Risch in response to my phone call regarding the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, he says that coal is a clean fuel, and that the Clean Air Act was never intended for use to regulate greenhouse gases....

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Comey’s testimony is like emperor’s new clothes

June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

I listened closely to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony at the congressional hearings. It was regarding did, or did not, President Trump or his campaign committee collude with the Russians, and did, or did not, the president try t...

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Why can’t city accept no one wants BID?

June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Eighty — it’s just a number, right? But it’s a significant number with respect to the Business Improvement District. At the end of 2016, the city sent a slanted survey to all 475 plus/minus conscripted members which asked whether the BID sh...

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Show respect to those with opposing views

June 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Regarding L.A. Times reporter Steven Borowiec tweeting the following:“I’d Rather See Donald Trump’s life end.” (Newsmax.com by Mark Swanson, Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 11:39 a.m.).He later apologized. And you know what? I accept this far-left De...

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Scotchman proposal washed up by road woes

June 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

I would like to express my disappointment with aspects of the proposed Scotchmans Peak wilderness open house held at the Hope Elementary School on June 7. On the upside, Sen. James Risch’s staff was approachable and eager to receive feedbac...

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